These pictures are of a piece Christien Meindertsma created for the exhibit Design for a Living World, which just opened at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York. The exhibit aims to tell a unique story about the life-cycle of materials and the power of conservation and design.
For Christien’s piece, she used wool from a sustainable sheep ranch in Idaho and created a “flock” of different knit parts, each one made from 3.5 pounds of wool, the yield of a single sheep. Then she sewed them all together to make one huge and heavy knit rug!
It reminds me a bit of those phat knits from before. I love them both! There is something about the thick texture of these giant knits that is irresistible!
Via Les Carnets Du Design.
From the same guy who created the awesome crayon rings, Timothy Liles now brings us these sweet necklaces with chalk pendants! Yet another piece of pretty and colorful jewelry that I would distract myself with constantly if given the chance! Hee hee!
Check out Timothy’s site here!
I recently came across Julian Merrow-Smith‘s site Postcard from Provence, and I am totally obsessed! Originally from the UK, Julian currently lives in the Provence region of France, and each day he posts a new painting he has done, usually on postcard sized paper. As you can see, the paintings are just exquisite – I could look through them all day! You can do the same here.
I found his site on Apartment Therapy!
This little editorial about shoes from French Marie Claire is so darn cute! The doggies look adorable chewing up the shoes! Though I’m sure if it was a pair of my own shoes I’d feel a bit differently… Hee hee!
This is another awesome set I saw on The Moldy Doily – unfortunately she can’t recall where she found these pictures! They are so fun though – the clothes are like ultimate candyland party time! I would love to own the dress in the second picture especially. Crochet + tulle = yummy!
Do any of you happen to know off-hand where these pictures came from?
Coco+Kelley posted these amazing photographs by Julia Galdo the other day, and I keep coming back to them. Obviously the lighting is very appealing, but there is something else about them too that I really really like! Take a look around Julia’s site for more lovely photography.
Using a small loom like one might use for knitting hats, Charlie Bucket knit some plastic piping into a tube and then set it up so that he could push colorful fluids through the tubing. It looks awesome.
I am falling in love with the illustrations of Raquel Aparicio right now! Aren’t they gorgeous? They look so delicate and pretty – I love the way she draws animals, but I love the soft bleeding edges of her environments even more. I read on The Best Part that she is currently doing work for The New York Times, Wendy’s, and Rolling Stone. I can see why!